When I was a young girl growing up in a small village, our babushka (grandma) told us traditional folk stories.
I drew several folktale characters in my notebooks in high school, drawing attention from my teachers and fellow pupils. Well, not the right kind of attention. My teachers always reprimanded me for drawing on my notebooks, but I couldn't help it.
The FirebirdWorkshop is born
As an adult, I finally had the opportunity to draw whatever I wanted and wherever. Given my desire to produce art and my love for traditional folktales, I decided to make matryoshka dolls.
I always believed that the best way to keep our folktales alive is by creating something that would be appreciated and recognized worldwide.
Together with my future husband Vlad, I assembled a team of some of the finest painters, artists, woodcarvers, and lacquer-experts. In the year 2012, the firebird workshop family was born.
What we do
We create handmade wooden nesting dolls, Christmas ornaments, seasonal ornaments, and eco-friendly wooden toys for kids.
First, we ethically source linden tree timber, then we carve them to various shapes.
Then our artists make designs and paint the dolls or ornaments using tempera paints. Our varnish experts apply water-based, eco-friendly varnish.
Finally our team and I handle the rest.
Who we are
Our team is made up of art lovers. Our woodcarvers have years of experience under their belts and our artists are from the finest art colleges.
We started with less than 50 traditional nesting dolls. Over time, the demand for the wooden toys, custom nesting dolls and modern art styles grew.
As expected, our team was up to the task. Today we have over 800 product listing in multiple categories from basic Montessori toys to custom portrait and interior nesting dolls.
Surviving the COVID-19 Pandemic
Like many other small businesses, COVID-19 hit us like a speeding truck. Fortunately, we are still here today because of you - our dearest customers.
We are eternally grateful for your support through these difficult times.
We hope that you enjoy our work as much as we do. With love from our family to yours, Thank you!